(NAEH) How to Make Equity-Based Decisions During COVID-19 Response

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Attend the 2020 Nationwide Town Hall on Ending Homelessness


In lieu of an in-person conference, the Alliance is hosting its first-ever virtual event, the 2020 Nationwide Town Hall on Ending Homelessness, on July 15, 2020, at 1pm ET/10 am PT. The event will be live streamed on the Alliance's Facebook and YouTube channels.

The Town Hall seeks to provide a virtual space for members of the homeless services community to gather, celebrate, and strengthen their work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Featured speakers include Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Jon Bon Jovi, and Voices of Our City Choir (as seen on America's Got Talent)

Registration is free. Sign up to attend the Town Hall >>>

Incorporating Equity-Based Decision Making into COVID-19 Homelessness Response 

Marc Dones (National Innovation Service) and Ann Oliva (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) discuss the Equity-Based Decision-Making Framework, designed to support communities in implementing the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Response.


This Equity-Based Decision-Making Framework helps communities implement the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Response. It helps to ensure that as homelessness service systems respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, system processes and policies proactively eliminate racial inequalities and advance equity.

Consult the Equity Based Decision Making Framework >>>

Submit a Public Comment to USICH 

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is gathering public input until July 11 to revise the federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. The Alliance encourages readers to participate in USICH's public comments effort to provide your perspective on what USICH can and should be prioritizing in the next vision of its strategic plan.

Submit a comment by July 11 >>>

Proposed Equal Access Rule Changes

A proposed update to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Equal Access Rule would roll back protections made in 2016 to prevent discrimination of trans individuals seeking shelter. The 2016 rule specified that transgender people using homeless shelters should be placed and accommodated in accordance with their gender identity. The proposed rule would reverse these protections.

A public comment period will soon open to take action against implementation of this rule change. Sign up to receive updates about the Equal Access Rule changes >>>

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